San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles on Wednesday, July 28th from 11am-12pm.


Contradictions: In Conversation with Ryan Carrington
Presented by San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

 Join San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles for a conversation with contemporary artist Ryan Carrington (@ryancarringtonart)! Carrington’s solo exhibition Contradictions, which opened at SJMQT in June 2021, explores iconic symbols of American culture through unexpected materials and surreal forms. 
Using pre-worn garments and incorporating uniforms that represent both America’s blue and white-collar workforce, Carrington’s work engages with the very fabric of our nation’s ever-changing society. Hear from the artist as he discusses the ideas behind his work and how his creative practice engages with labor, class, and the American Dream.


Ryan Carrington has been teaching sculpture, site-specific, and professional practice courses at Santa Clara University since 2012. He earned his BFA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and after undergraduate school, he spent 18 months as an artist-in-residence at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. He went on to receive his MFA from San Jose State University. He exhibits his work nationally, and has produced multiple large-scale public art commissions. In 2014 he received the Silicon Valley Creates Emerging Artist Laureate Award, and he was selected for the 2020 Center for Arts and Humanities Fellowship at Santa Clara University.